Elon Musk calls for age limit to run for political office

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The Tesla boss, Elon Musk said, "political learnings are moderate," according to his tweets on Friday evening.

This is after he said on May 18 that he would support a Republican president in the next election.

But on Friday evening, the world's richest man said he is "neither fully Republican nor Democrat".

"It is rare for me to endorse political candidates. My political leanings are moderate, so neither fully Republican nor Democrat, which I am confident is the case for most Americans. Executive competence is super underrated in politics – we should care about that a lot more!"

Elon Musk
Elon Musk

However, Musk said Rick Caruso, running for Mayor is an asset to Los Angeles, adding that LA is "fortunate to have someone like Rick Caruso running for Mayor. He's awesome."

Musk also believes, "Open primaries sound like a good way to move candidates to be more centrist."

The Tesla CEO calls for an age limit to run for office in the United States.

"Term limits help with the gerontocracy problem, but, frankly, there should be a max-age beyond which you can't run (maybe 70?), just like there are min ages for the house, senate & president," he tweeted on Friday.

He added, "70 is currently the age when you receive maximum social security benefits. In other words, that's when the govt concludes that you can't hold a job!!"

Meanwhile, President Joe Biden took a swipe at Musk in Delaware over his recent comment on the global economy.

Musk had emailed his executive, instructing them to half recruitment worldwide based on his "super bad feelings."

In a teasing statement, Biden said he wished the billionaire "lots of luck on his trip to the Moon."

Mr Biden said: "While Elon Musk is talking about that, Ford is increasing their investment, overwhelmingly. I think Ford is increasing the investment in building new electric vehicles. Six thousand employees - union employees, I might add."

Mr Musk responded," Thanks, Mr President.

Last month, Mr Musk said he had voted Democrat in the past because "they were (mostly) the kindness party," but said it had now become "the party of division and hate".

"In the past, I voted Democrat because they were (mostly) the kindness party. But they have become the party of division & hate, so I can no longer support them and will vote Republican. Now, watch their dirty tricks campaign against me unfold," he posted on May 18.

https://twitter.com/elonmusk/status/1526997132858822658

When challenged by a Twitter user, Jon Favreau, Musk expressed disappointment on how the current Administration has "sidelined" Tesla.

He responded, "Hi Jon! You're a good dude but obv a die-hard Dem, so have to support the party, but this Administration has done everything it can to sideline & ignore Tesla, even though we have made twice as many EVs as the rest of US industry combined."

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